The shapes shown below may be useful reminders to you as you help with your children's geometry homework. Each geometry shape includes a brief description and an illustrated example.
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List of shapes
|Polygon||A closed figure made of line segments each of
which intersects with exactly two other
|Square||A quadrilateral having all sides equal in length and forming right angles.|
|Triangle||A 3-sided polygon (sum of internal angles = 180°)|
|Rectangle||A 4-sided polygon with all right angles.|
|Parallelogram||4-sided polygon with two pairs of parallel sides.|
|Pentagon||5-sided polygon (the graphic shows a regular
hexagon with "regular" meaning each of the
sides are equal in length)
Note: Use this printable graph paper generator to create grids that can help when drawing shapes.